CJR’s Required Skimming Lists

This month Columbia Journalism Review has been sharing mini-lists of what their staffers read on various topics. Here’s today’s, “the neat-o list,” most of which we read too.

CJR:

Alexis Madrigal: A senior editor atThe Atlanticwho writes with playful enthusiasm about innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative uses of technology.

Atlas Obscura: Brainchild of one of the obnoxiously fabulous Foer Brothers, this site lives up to its billing as a “catalogue of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places.”

@brainpicker: A bit thick on inspirational quotes, but Maria Popova also delivers the steadiest stream of “interestingness” anywhere on Twitter.

Ideas Market: Chris Shea’s excellent handbook of research being done will refashion your head into the shape of a satisfied egg.

@kottke: One of the longest and best continuously running blogs on the Internet; a source for uplift and delight that rarely disappoints.

Marginal Revolution: A showcase of the wide-ranging, urbane tastes of economists Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, it’s the go-to blog for polymaths and aspiring James Bond villains.

• @wired: Still the hitchhikers’ guide to the future.

FJP: We’re also fans of their design list, their how campaigns work list, their healthcare politics/policy list, and their campaign finance list. Hurray for organizing the internet…a little bit!

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